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Gamethread 8/11: Dodgers at Phillies

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Tonight is a good chance to steal one from L.A.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve already talked about how last night was a lost opportunity. Mother Nature interrupted what looked like a promising pitcher’s duel between Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola, which was a shame because both pitchers looked so good. The Phillies, due to their lack of talent in the bullpen, were put at a disadvantage since the Dodgers have a superior ‘pen, meaning that game was almost over as soon as it was restarted. No matter, tonight is another night.

The Dodgers and Phillies will go back at it again with the Phillies looking to get back to their winning ways, taking one from the presumed NL favorite. They’ll have a chance since they’ll get to do it against one of their not awesomely talented pitchers, just one of their really good ones. Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

Andrew McCutchen is back in uniform for the team, not a moment too soon. Both Odubel Herrera and Travis Jankowski are slumping, so having both in the lineup was an anchor on a lineup that will be depended on to score a lot of runs.

For the Dodgers:

David Price is going for the Dodgers on the bump, still working his arm back into shape enough to handle the rigors of a starting assignment. It’s a good chance for the team to snag a victory out from underneath Los Angeles.

Hopefully the weather doesn’t play a part in this one, so let’s talk about it.